Since I was cleared for exercise six weeks after Chase's birth, I've been trying to get back to a regular yoga practice. I'm a happier, healthier person when I'm doing yoga regularly. And I need to rebuild some strength post-pregnancy. During my first trimester, my doctor scared me off exercise with cautionary tales. After miscarrying with our first pregnancy, I was easily scared. That is definitely something I regret about my pregnancy because all of the research tells us yoga is good for a pregnant woman and makes delivery easier.
I will say it's been hard to get back at it. Although I'm lucky there is a studio two blocks from my home, I haven't always been good about dedicating myself to my practice. As I'm sure you can imagine, I'm often tired. (Wait, having a newborn makes you tired? WHAT???) So easily that can become the excuse for skipping my own self-care.